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hi, i often add pumpkin seeds or some kind of nuts to my smoothies, does anyone have any opinions on whether this is good or bad or just personal preference?
harp raw food dude
i also like to put soaked nuts and/or seeds in my (green) smoothies sometimes.. I could see people saying it's bad because of bad food combinations, but I enjoy it and don't experience any discomfort from it... i really like the taste of soaked brazil nuts in mine. I tend to put nuts in my smoothies when I am desiring a more filling meal...
05-28-2006, 11:11 AM
I have been putting nuts in my smoothies for years. If I drink a fruit only smoothie, I find myself getting hungry after an hour or so. I like to put about 10-20 soaked almonds in my smoothies (with some water and a date or two) or almond milk. I have put just about every nut I can think of in them, but I like the almond the best I think. Recently I have been adding "Raw Power" in my smoothies and that seems to add a lot of "sticking" power to the smoothie. It is a nut based protein powder. I am not hungry all morning if I do this. I also add a large handful of spinach and whole oranges with as much of the white pith I can keep on them while still removing the peel. That makes it a meal!
Sharon in Colorado
05-28-2006, 11:20 AM
Personally I wouldn't do it because it is not good to combine fats and carbs, however some people do and that works for them.
Once I put a tablespoon of coconut oil in the smoothie and the whole family was tooting all day long. We all had a lot of digestive problems that day.
I just see no point in it for everyday use. Occassionally I will use some nut milk or coconut (water or meat, not the oil) for a fun concoction like Pina Colodas or nutmilk shakes like that, but I use all fruit with greens in our everyday morning smoothies and they work out great.
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